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Engine light wont go away after putting many miles on vehicle....
Hi Anthony, I do not have the code you have reported, but I'm guessing it is to do with the starter signal and has been recorded when the battery failed. I suggest you have the fault code read, identified and then cleared with the use of a diagnostic scan and if it returns the read out will have identified the area of concern, I do not believe the size of the replacement battery is an issue. Regards John
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Ford Taurus ses 24v DOHC
Sounds like when you ran the car out of gas the fuel pump was damaged, these in tank electric fuel pumps are very small and produce allot pressure and volume, the way they do this is to use the gas around them to cool down, when the pump comes out of fuel when the tank is below 1/4 full it starts to get hot very quickly, since your pump was well used (109000 miles) that was the last straw. When you replace the pump also replace the fuel filter.
I would also clean the throttle valve and idle speed control valve, this may be contributing to the low idle complaint, clear the system after the pump and cleaning by disconnecting the battery for a few moments.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
SOURCE: 95 nissan pickup wont start
Start the engine, and remove the positive cable from the battery, if it stays running your alternator is most likely o.k. because the engine stays running from alternator current once it starts.
I have had 5 of these trucks 1994 to 1997 and I have had to replace many batterys and alternators, and I have even gotten new alternators where the current was not strong enough, that will make the battery light stay on sometimes also.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
hey buddy the same that happeanto me, its your alternator dont make any one give you the run a around alternator for sure. i got my alternator from gb500 it cost about $160.00 after tax.
Posted on May 20, 2009
It sounds like the fuel is not being delivered sufficently to the engine. Try looking here. Perhaps a fuel injecter cleaner (you can pour Seafoam into the gas tank and it is a great fuel injecter cleaner and fuel stabilizer). What did your plugs look like when you replaced them? This can tell you a lot about the combustion chamber. A Haynes manual will be invaluable to you.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Are you getting any codes from the Check Engine Light? This sounds like it could have something to do with a sensor. Check your air filter and make sure it's clean. The tach on my 1999 doesn't really work, but it hasn't coincided with other driveability problems. The engine doesn't change in it's RPM's, the tachometer just stops working. Have your charging system checked. The shaking might be coming from bad fuel pump operation, clogged fuel filter, or dirty fuel injectors. Try putting an additive into your gastank to clean the injectors (a bottle of Seafoam is great for this). Try calling your local Autozone and see if they do free trouble code scanning. This might help lead you in a better direction.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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